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Install from USB problem

Post#1 by travelbug » 17 May 2012, 16:27

I am trying to install XBMCbuntu from USB drive.

I am trying to make a bootable drive using Unetbootin

I downloaded the iso from here
I created a bootable drive but when I try to boot it, it just hangs on a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left hand corner.

What am I doing wrong?

PS I can't update my existing set up as I can't remember the username and password
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Re: Install from USB problem

Post#2 by brokenman » 17 May 2012, 17:45

Please be a little clearer in your questions.

I am trying to install XBMCbuntu from USB drive.
You mean you already have a bootable XBMCbuntu USB drive that you booted from?

I am trying to make a bootable drive using Unetbootin
A USB drive? I don't understand.

I downloaded the iso from here
What ISO from where? If you mean Porteus ... have you already booted into Porteus?

I created a bootable drive but when I try to boot it, it just hangs on a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left hand corner.
Do you mean Porteus or XBMCbuntu?

Please explain your problem step by step and include the following information:
Which version of Porteus are you using?
Have you successfully booted into Porteus?
Do you have XBMCbuntu on a USB drive already? If so what format is the file/files?


http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMCbuntu
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Re: Install from USB problem

Post#3 by JanDerek » 11 Jun 2012, 16:44

Try using pendrivelinux. Pendrivelinux provides simplified information to make it easy for anyone to install, boot, and run their favorite Linux Distro from a portable flash drive. You can boot your OS through USB. To read more about this try looking here :http://www.techyv.com/questions/how-ins ... untu-linux

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